If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. As if a town had no interest in its forests but to cut them down! Henry David Thoreau
It was another beautiful day yesterday. The high was 47 and it was clear all day. There were some pretty impressive gusts of wind building overnight. The low was 34 and it was 37 & foggy at observation. It's supposed to be grey and rainy for the next 5 days.
I had a really strange day yesterday. I couldn't sleep for the first time up here and got up at 2. I read, stargazed and worked on some holiday gifts for my friends. I took a day off hiking and just laid around in the sun. It is crazy how comfortable it was in the grassy junction between Alum & Cliff Tops. It would make a fantastic mattress.
I finished my Sunday NYTimes that was supposed to last me all week. Dang. I'm going to spend the day researching if the Cherokees had a snow dance. That should both keep me busy and potentially turn all this rain into something I can ski on.
12/20/2011 03:41:08 am
Looks mighty peaceful JT. No worries, lots of flakes heading your way. And the snow will be flying 1 day after Christmas too. Thx for the pics.
I must tell you JT . . . I have been thoroughly enjoying your posts! You have what it takes to make it real for us. We think about you everyday now . . . wonder what you're up to . . . and look forward to your words and photos. Thank you for doing what you're doing and especially for taking us along for the ride!
12/20/2011 05:05:07 am
For a youngster you certainly know your 60's music. Keep it going.
12/20/2011 06:14:12 am
Awesome! I too love that spot. Enjoy your research on the Tsalagi people :)
12/20/2011 06:30:22 am
I Love the LeConte Post each day, the pictures and updates. Keep up the great job. Will be checking it out everyday.
12/20/2011 06:30:34 am
Thanks for the Thoreau. Haven't heard that one in forever. Too funny, summer caretaker. You just wait.... Something that may pique your interest is the Farmer's Almanac on line. I love it, makes for an interesting read. My grandparents swore by it as far as planting a garden, when to stop breastfeeding a child, etc ... Supposedly January is gonna be wicked cold with lots of snow. Last winter on the Mtn was incredible as far as snow. If u were to step off the "beaten path", you would end up in at least a 3 foot drift. It was beautiful. I have some great pics on Facebook if you care to look. Have a great day & take care. Enjoying your post & look forward to meeting u soon.
12/20/2011 07:49:12 am
JP you sure have had some great weather up top. You are doing a great job
12/20/2011 08:27:02 am
JP I think thats Vitamin D lolol Hope you enjoyed it!! see ya after Christmas!!
12/20/2011 09:50:17 am
Not only are your posts interesting, but the quotes are very thought-provoking. Thank you for the daily fodder that keeps my mind moving along.
12/20/2011 12:28:39 pm
12/20/2011 02:12:48 pm
Hey JP, enjoying the pix and comments on your place on the hill. Feeling like I might just have to come back up for New Years...are there any fireworks displays that can be seen from up there? Need to call and reserve a spot in the shelter but anything you need besides a Sunday paper? The way it sounds...you're gonna need some snowshoes in January LOL...Mark
12/20/2011 03:20:55 pm
Hey JP, enjoying your photo's very much. I look forward coming to the website to see your comments and finding what the weather is like on the Mtn.
1/3/2012 10:06:36 am
so the winter caretaker is the summer caretaker too? and theres a summer caretaker?
10/7/2012 08:47:05 pm
I agree with each and every conclusions made on this topic. It is really very informative. Thanks for sharing.
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